ONSITE: Patrick Makuakane

Hit and Run Hula

Taking Sanmakuakane Francisco by storm in a hula ambush.

August 15, 2009
Various Hot Spots in San Francisco

Hit and Run Hula Dozens of hula dancers hit the streets of San Francisco for a day of guerilla performance. Armed with costumes, music, and a large bus, kumu hula Patrick Makuakane and company, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, surprised and inspired the unsuspecting crowds with spontaneous Hawaiian dancing. From downtown San Francisco to the Ferry Plaza, Dolores Park and the Castro, Golden Gate Park to the beach, “Hit and Run Hula” was a unique dance event. Starting at 10am on Saturday, August 15, the first hit in was around the Ferry Building and Farmer’s Market. The self-described hula bus, filled with 35 dancers, then made its way to a variety of high visibility locations and bus friendly stops throughout San Francisco with a final destination event at Ocean Beach.

Choreography: Patrick Makuakane
Performers: Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu

Press Release: pdf

Artist Information: Bio / Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu

Articles & Reviews: BeyondChron / Long Island Press